Introducing Our New Polyamide Finish: Satin

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We’re happy to announce the launch of a new finish for Polyamide (SLS): Satin ! Polyamide is also our most versatile material for 3D printing regarding colors and finishes: we have up to seven finishes available on our website, including our new satin finish. Dyed finish.

New eLearning Course Gets Users Up to Speed in 3D Printing

The Solidworks Blog

When we set out to create the Certified Additive Manufacturing Associate (CSWA-AM) learning and exam, our goal was to develop a short learning course that would cover the very basic topics of mainstream and consumer-level 3D printing. Part model preparation. Post printing finishing.

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3D Printing News Briefs: June 10, 2017

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13 Days of Free Velvet Finish for the Easter Season!

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If not, you should try it out with polyamide while were offering free velvet finish! Whether it be colorful eggs, bunnies or chicks, a velvet finish can add a smooth furry texture to your 3D print. 8 color choices for free velvet finish.

Finish Off Your Guardians of the Galaxy Star Lord Costume by 3D Printing his Element Guns

3D Printing Industry

If you have a 3D printer of course! I was certain that they were made from existing 3D models or official files but after a quick email it turns out that was not the case.… By Scott J Grunewald. Why should you dress up as Star Lord this year for Halloween?

Introducing Our Material Finishes #98 and #99: Red Gold Plated Brass & Black Color Plated Brass

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More and more materials, finishes, and color options are coming to i.materialise lately: we’re proud to announce that as of today consumers can choose from 99 material options on our platform. Besides our existing yellow gold plated option, we now offer a new red gold plated finish.

3D Printing Strong and Sturdy Models

Shapeways Blog

Here in the real world, a 3D model can only be so thin or fragile; models with very skinny wires or delicate parts might break after printing, or worse, not be able to 3D print at all. Thin or narrow models can be easily broken or separated during post production.

Adding a Surface Finish appearance to a SOLIDWORKS part

CATI Tech Notes

We recently received a support call where a customer had added a surface finish appearance but it did not appear on his model. SOLIDWORKS has a lot of great options for adding surface finish appearances to give your models a more realistic feel.

Ron Olsen: The Man of 1000 Models (and counting)

Shapeways Blog

For Ron Olsen, scale models have been a way of life for over five decades. His shop, 3D Model Specialties , currently has over 1,000 different parts, and he keeps adding dozens every week! How long have you been working with models? .

The Sweet Rides of Eduardo Ortiz, 1/24 Scale Model Car Instagram Star

Shapeways Blog

For Eduardo Ortiz, 1/24 scale model cars have been an obsession for years. The ability to take model kits and transform them into something truly unique has garnered him over 4,000 followers on Instagram , where he shares all of his creations. .

Top 10 3D Model Databases: The Best Sites to Download 3D Models for 3D Printing

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If you intend to 3D print a model, that doesn’t mean you always have to start designing from scratch. There are tons of websites out there that offer (both free and premium) 3D models to download. While many models come for free, others come at very affordable prices.

Introducing Our Material Finishes #98 and #99: Red Gold Plated Brass & Black Color Plated Brass

i.materialise

More and more materials, finishes, and color options are coming to i.materialise lately: we’re proud to announce that as of today consumers can choose from 99 material options on our platform. Besides our existing yellow gold plated option, we now offer a new red gold plated finish.

Top 10 3D Model Databases: The Best Sites to Download 3D Models for 3D Printing

i.materialise

If you intend to 3D print a model, that doesn’t mean you always have to start designing from scratch. There are tons of websites out there that offer (both free and premium) 3D models to download. While many models come for free, others come at very affordable prices.

Top 10 3D Model Databases: The Best Sites to Download 3D Models for 3D Printing

i.materialise

If you intend to 3D print a model, that doesn’t mean you always have to start designing from scratch. There are tons of website out there that offer (both free and premium) 3D models to download. While many models come for free, others come at very affordable prices.

Essential Maya Modeling Tips and Tricks: Russ’s Tutorial on How to Design Samurai Helmets

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After having presented two stunning 3D models of Japanese samurai helmets last months, Russ Ogi will now show us how he designed them in Autodesk Maya in this tutorial. I am an Autodesk Maya NURBS modeler. This is useful in selecting or finding certain sections of a model quickly.

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3D Printing and 3D Modeling with Photoshop CC

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Great news for Photoshop users: you can now use the powerful editing tools of Photoshop to bring 3D models and prints to life! We’ve created a hands-on tutorial and info website to take you step-by-step through the process of creating 3D models in Photoshop CC.

Designer Turns Spider Web and Silkworms into Inspiration for 3D Printed Sofa

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Using 3D Systems’ ProX 950 SLA device, 6000 layers of thin resin were laid on top of each other over a course of several days to create the intricate web. Copper and chrome plating were then added to the finish product, which weighs only 2.5

How to Get Your First 3D Model: 3D File Creation for Beginners

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A 3D model is the virtual input that a 3D printer needs to print an object. In this blog post we will explain what a 3D model is and how you can get your very own 3D file by downloading it, 3D scanning an object, hiring a 3D designer, or designing it with 3D modeling software.

Definition of a 3D Model Maker

3D Rapid Pro

Definition of a Model Maker For thousands of years people have been creating models to translate and improve their ideas into three dimensional reality. Model making is a logical next step in the thinking process for many ideas. Explore further: What does a model maker do?

Make beautiful 3D prints: understanding the layer thickness

Sculpteo

To highlight this, the model we created features a varying slope, thus enabling you to see the difference between curves ranging from 1° to 10° on the same model. If you have any question, of course feel free to shoot them.

3D Printing for Students: Order Your 3D Prints with i.materialise and Receive a 10% Student Discount

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Worldwide, students 3D print miniature concept cars, architectural and functional models, prototypes, and all sorts of other things with us. Simply upload your 3D model, choose your material, finish and/or color, and get an instant price quote – including your 10% discount.

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What Happens If You Upload a 3D Model with ‘Errors’ to Our Site and Place an Order?

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Creating an ideal 3D printable model can be intimidating to new users. If you follow this blog closely, you’ve probably heard us advise you about avoiding common 3D modeling errors. Sticking to the guidelines and rules in these guides will ensure that your model will be printable.

Sort it out! Organize 3D Annotations More Easily in SOLIDWORKS 2020

The Solidworks Blog

How can I identify all the datum features quickly, because they are important references in a model definition similar to street signs in a city? ? I get asked a lot why to bother Model-Based Definition (MBD) after all, so summarized three keywords: Integrated, Intuitive and Intelligent.

Bethesda 3D-Printed Doom’s BFG

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In fact, the project itself was so massive that the company had to split the model into more than 70 pieces for the printing process, which ended up lasting over 1000 hours, with many of the pieces taking almost an entire a month to print. 3D Modeling 3D Printing Bethesda BFG Doom

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Learn 3D CAD the easy way with this Kickstarter: 20+ Hours of Meshmixer online training by HoneyPoint3D

Shapeways Blog

We’re always looking for new ways to educate people about 3D printing and CAD modeling. In the spirit of education, today we want to tell you about a new campaign from HoneyPoint3D that is offering to help more people learn 3D CAD modeling through their online courses.

How to Create Stunning Polyamide (SLS) Prints as a Beginner

i.materialise

It’s also the material that can be finished in the most colors. That’s the case of Brian Wise, a 3D printing beginner who successfully finished his first 3D-printed project, from sketch to painted 3D model. He has enjoyed drawing and modeling since childhood.

Cat Ladies and Gentlemen, This Planter Project’s for You

Shapeways Blog

Coincidentally, community member Adam Fasnacht was just then putting the finishing touches on this piece about a planter project inspired by his own beloved kitteh, Mia. Turning Mia into a 3D model. 3D modeling organic shapes can take a lot of skill and practice.

Top Four 3D Printing Materials for Jewelry Designers: Gold, Silver, Brass, Bronze

i.materialise

Our gold comes with a high gloss finish, and you have the option to choose between 14 and 18 karats. Besides those options, we also offer three different color finishes for gold : yellow, white, or red gold. You can have your brass 3D prints with a basic finish: untreated brass.

You Can Clean Up with 3D Views in SOLIDWORKS 2015

The Solidworks Blog

One of the common challenges, however, is to organize all the 3D dimensions, tolerances, surface finishes and so on in a clean and structured way. Otherwise, a fully annotated 3D model could look like a messy fur ball. That being said, of course, 3D Views are visual.

Thanks to You

Shapeways Blog

Inventors, designers, artists, hobbyists, and, of course, all our small business owners that keep the printers running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We wouldn’t exist without you, our makers.

How Does a Microbiologist Turn Into a Jeweler?

Shapeways Blog

And, of course, continuous prototyping to explore different versions of the design. Generative design is a method in which the final model is generated by a computer program following a set of rules or an algorithm. Today’s guest blog comes from Gabriel Guzman of 3D to the 3e.

PolyJet 3D Printing Webinar: Rapid Prototyping Advances with Inkjet-based Printing

Stratasys

The course is a free three day online “Focus on Fundamentals” webcast starting on August 25th through the 27th with each webcast lasting roughly 45 minutes. This free course is sponsored by Stratasys and you can register for it here.

Tips for 3D printing your Cosplay

Shapeways Blog

Choose your Challenge: Depending on your experience with 3D modeling/printing, we recommend choosing your battles wisely, based on your current knowledge, what you hope to learn during this process, and your deadline. 3D Modeling

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printrbot GO – suitcase belts and signature panel

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which had the name of the model laser engraved on it with the edition number (4/100) and the signatures of Brook Drumm and Ben Heck , the gentlemen who collaborated on the original design. Your mileage may vary of course. Since before I even owned the GO!

Our New Favorite Way to Build

Shapeways Blog

Since I start making models to 3D print, about two years ago, I try to make things that really bring a new concept of design, and at the same time, a creative approach to solve simple things. Knowing this helps to ensure that you have a finished, and ready to market, product.

The Ultimate Tamiya Ford F350 RC Car Upgrade

Shapeways Blog

Of course, I could not leave it untouched. I ordered some Shapeways stickers from MCI Racing to finish the body and also to hand out at Walk the Trial. Shapeways stickers finishing off the body. Products and Design RC Car Parts RC Cars scale models Walk the Trial

Top Four 3D Printing Materials for Jewelry Designers: Gold, Silver, Brass, Bronze

i.materialise

Our gold comes with a high gloss finish, and you have the option to choose between 14 and 18 karat. Besides those options, we also offer three different color finishes: yellow, white, or red gold. Sandblasted models on the other hand are treated with an abrasive blasting method.

SOLIDWORKS CAM vs. CAMWorks

Javelin Tech Tips

Area clear roughing, Flat area, and Z level finishing. Advanced 3 Axis Roughing and Finishing Capabilities. The Z-Level cycle is a finish contouring cycle that removes material by making a series of horizontal, planar cuts. SOLIDWORKS CAM is powered by CAMWorks.

How to Create Stunning Polyamide (SLS) Prints as a Beginner

i.materialise

It’s also the material that can be finished in the most colors. That’s the case of Brian Wise, a 3D printing beginner who successfully finished his first 3D-printed project, from sketch to painted 3D model. He has enjoyed drawing and modeling since childhood.

Monsters of Scale: Hetmanski Hobbies RC Monster Trucks

Shapeways Blog

Unfortunately, the truck wasn’t finished in time for the Vegas event. And of course, after the truck is done, all 3D printed parts will be available on Shapeways. Hetmanski Hobbies is an incredible place to discover parts and mods for your RC monster trucks and scale vehicles.

It’s Easier Than Ever to Make Injection Molded Toys

3E Rapid Prototyping

While printers are great for turning ideas into physical items in a short space of time, the surface finish of a 3D printed model pales in comparison to an injection molded one. For a long time, making toys in an amateur capacity was a difficult thing to do.

Custom Medieval Inspired Armor: Soveriegn Armor from Lumecluster

Shapeways Blog

Photographer: Eric Anderson Model/actor: Marisha Ray. Of course “. Putting on the mask of the finish custom armor. 3D Modeling Cosplay Fashion Games cosplay

Stereo Summer: 10% Transparent Resin Discount

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valid on all Transparent Resin finishes . To benefit from our 10% discount, upload your 3D model now and start saving with the code ‘ TRANSPARENT10 ’. Models made out of transparent resin are constructed from a hardened liquid.